Message To Humanity - Charlie Chaplin

Message To Humanity - Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator Speech (1940)

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In his autobiography, Chaplin writes about how, at the dusk of 1930s, he was warned that an anti-Hitler movie would likely be seen as too controversial, and thus heavily censored, by authorities in both the US and the UK. “But I was determined to go ahead, for Hitler must be laughed at. Had I known of the actual horrors of the German concentration camps, I could not have made The Great Dictator, I could not have made fun of the homicidal insanity of the Nazis. However, I was determined to ridicule their mystic bilge about a pure-blooded race…”

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